Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Cherry Blossoms, and goodness

It's High Cotton over here these days. I have a fridge full of milk and am working on a freezer stash. Hazel's dealing with teething but still being the snugliest, funniest, happiest babe she can be. Vacation is inching ever closer. I'm fitting into my old clothes almost consistently. We spent a happy family Easter in NC. Work is rewarding. And finally, it's that time of year again... our cherry blossoms are blooming.

I can't even express how happy these puffy blooms make me every day. Cut to mornings when I'm taking Eleanor out or afternoons when I get home from work. That's me out in the yard with my camera, goofily snapping away at the flowers. Just. Gorgeous.

Semi-serious semi-philosophical question: Are cherry blossoms more gorgeous than they might otherwise be, just because they're so fleeting? (Cue dreamy wonder-sigh...)

  
 
 

9 comments:

  1. I do the same thing on my strolls! I pass a particularly lovely tree en route to the gym, and probably have a dozen photos of it on my phone. #LookLikeATourist #KnowImALocal

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  2. I'm in NOVA and I couldn't bring myself to go to the festival this year. Bad weather and tourists? No thanks. Most of the cherry blossoms in our neighborhood didn't survive the last storm and the wind today pretty much obliterated them.

    p.s. I just found your blog. Hi! :)

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  3. Yay for the milk! Do you know what worked? This week I'm struggling to keep up and trying not to freak out. I am eating oatmeal, chugging water, and trying to eat a ton in general...haven't done the tea yet and need to bake some more cookies this weekend and maybe I'll try your energy balls too. I like that you're about 2 weeks ahead of me so I can get a glimpse of what's to come:) (Boggsy5)

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    1. I have no idea what worked because I was diligently pulling out all the stops same as before (even no allergy meds during pollen season - eeek!). I really think the dry spell was due to fluctuating hormones, which means the only thing that made it better was waiting out the hormones. Not a great solution I know! Good luck.

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    2. Silly hormones, geesh! I'm probably in the same boat, so will keep plugging away and be patient. Glad there is hope:) I'm scared to take anything that may impact supply, so I'm sneezing up a storm here too!

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  4. I just want to bury my face in those blossoms! Hurrah for the milk-there will always be dips and fluctuations, but it is so scary/furstrating as a working/pumping mom.

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